DU Films: Building a Place for Waterfowl

Building a place for waterfowl Watch DU’s newest online film: “Delmarva”   Read the release and watch the film online » MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 12, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited’s latest online film tells the story of two partners who built a haven for waterfowl and other wildlife in Delaware. Joe Rowan, a Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations for Ducks Unlimited, and Bill Lingo, a longtime DU volunteer, worked together for three decades to manage a 160-acre farm for wildlife and raise money for Ducks Unlimited’s continental mission. Along the way, they developed a special friendship based in the … Continue reading DU Films: Building a Place for Waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited TV Returns June 26

Ducks Unlimited TV returns June 26 Watch it on the Pursuit Channel or online   Read the release and watch a preview online » MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 19, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited TV, the longest running waterfowl hunting show on television, returns to the air for its 21st season beginning June 26. The show will air four times a week on the Pursuit Channel and on the Ducks Unlimited website at www.ducks.org/dutv. This season, viewers say goodbye to long-time host Wade Bourne, who passed away in December. Wade had appeared on the DU TV show since 2004, sharing waterfowling … Continue reading Ducks Unlimited TV Returns June 26

Reminder: Spring Birding Tours at Michigan’s Wetland Wonderlands

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to celebrate spring and explore the state’s wetlands with a birding tour at one of the nearby Wetland Wonders or Signature Wetlands. Opportunities for wildlife watchers to participate in a spring birding tours continue through the end of April. Highlights of the birding tours may include diving and dabbling ducks in full breeding plumage, trumpeter and tundra swans, osprey, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, and much more. Led by DNR Wildlife Division staff, as well as volunteers from Ducks Unlimited and Audubon clubs, the tours may include a “sneak peek” driving tour into … Continue reading Reminder: Spring Birding Tours at Michigan’s Wetland Wonderlands

Texas Coast Wetland Restoration Project Complete

Axalta Coating Systems and Ducks Unlimited complete first Gulf Coast Initiative project HOUSTON, Texas – Waterfowl and whooping cranes will find improved habitat this winter on the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in Anahuac, Texas. Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed a wetland restoration and enhancement project on the 300-acre Middleton Unit. Axalta Coating Systems was the lead corporate sponsor for the project. “The Gulf Coast is one of the most important areas for waterfowl on the continent and its habitats are in jeopardy from coastal land loss, saltwater intrusion, and land use changes,” said DU CEO … Continue reading Texas Coast Wetland Restoration Project Complete

R.I.P. Wade Bourne

  I was lucky enough to know Wade having met at a writer’s conference some 20 years ago. I was a “nobody” then and Wade made me feel at home and told me just to keep writing and telling people a honest story of what you’re doing. Be honest and be good to people he said. Rest in Peace Wade, you will always be remembered as wonderful man and a great friend…… R.I.P. Wade Bourne By Frank Sargeant, Editor He was a fine man, and he ended in a fine way. My friend of more than 40 years, mentor, co-worker … Continue reading R.I.P. Wade Bourne

Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing

For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director 703-519-9691, x227 www.asafishing.org Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing Bill counts outdoor recreation economy as part of U.S. GDP Alexandria, VA – December 1, 2016 – On November 28, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4665, the Outdoor REC Act, which would instruct the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to provide statistics on how the outdoor industry, including recreational fishing and boating, contributes to the U.S. economy. The legislation, which the House passed earlier this month, now goes to the president’s desk for signature.   “The … Continue reading Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing

CCA, Ducks Unlimited Team up for Gulf Coast Restoration 7-19-2016

Waterfowl will soon have even better habitat on Pass-a-Loutre WMA. Photo by Jerry Holden, Jr. High resolution image here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nogpqqsrgie8pij/ducks%20over%20PAL%20WMA%20new%20marsh%202016%20by%20JH.JPG?dl=0 CCA’s national habitat program, Building Conservation Trust, contributes $75,000 to DU coastal projects NEW ORLEANS – Gulf Coast habitat restoration projects on both sides of Louisiana are benefiting from the combined strength of two of the nation’s most passionate and effective conservation organizations, Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA’s) national habitat program, Building Conservation Trust (BCT). “The same coastal marshes critical for waterfowl provide habitat for most of our recreationally important fisheries, so it’s a natural fit for … Continue reading CCA, Ducks Unlimited Team up for Gulf Coast Restoration 7-19-2016

Youth Waterfowl Hunts at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders 7-16-2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites waterfowlers to bring their young hunters to one of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders in October and November for a memorable hunting experience. Hunters can choose from several dates and locations for youth waterfowl hunts. Parties with at least one youth will be given priority in the draw at all seven Wetland Wonders: Oct. 22 – Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area (afternoon hunt only) in Pinconning Oct. 29 – Muskegon County Wastewater (morning and afternoon hunts) in Twin Lake Oct. 29 – Fish Point State Wildlife Area (afternoon hunt only) in Unionville Nov. 5 – Fennville … Continue reading Youth Waterfowl Hunts at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders 7-16-2016

Johnny Morris Receives QDMA’s Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award 2-17-2016

PRESS RELEASE Quality Deer Management Association For Immediate Release Johnny Morris of Bass Pro Shops Receives QDMA’s Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award Johnny Morris (right) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from QDMA founder Joe Hamilton. ATHENS, GA (February 2, 2016) – Johnny Morris, the founder and “Chief Fishing Officer” of Bass Pro Shops, received the Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award at the QDMA 2016 National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The award was bestowed by QDMA founder Joe Hamilton. “Visit any of the 56 Bass Pro Shops stores in 26 states and you’ll see the official logos of their partners in conservation,” said … Continue reading Johnny Morris Receives QDMA’s Joe Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award 2-17-2016

MI DNR Marks Progress at Halfway Point in 10-Year Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative 1-23-2016

DNR marks progress at halfway point in 10-year Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative A few years ago, when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced it was putting together a coalition to rehabilitate pheasant hunting in Michigan, it assembled an impressive array of partners to address many of the problems that led to the declining fortunes of “ringnecks.” Now, halfway through the 10-year project, those involved in the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative say the program has made significant headway. “We are seeing enhanced partnerships, excellent teamwork, habitat improvements and increased enthusiasm for pheasants and pheasant hunting,” said Al Stewart, the DNR’s upland … Continue reading MI DNR Marks Progress at Halfway Point in 10-Year Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative 1-23-2016